Dragonfly Cottage Eagle River

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DRAGONFLY COTTAGE (Eagle River, MI) : Sleeps 7-8, 3 blocks from Lake Superior, Wi-Fi






SLEEPS: 7-8 
*3 blocks away you will find the public beach on Lake Superior
*Famous Fitzgerald Steakhouse blocks away


This 1866 farmhouse sits across from the historic county seat buildings of Eagle River, Michigan.  You will love this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home which is only a short walk from the Eagle River Falls, the Lake Superior shoreline, and the very popular Fitzgerald’s Smokehouse, Restaurant and Bar.

There are so many fun activities to do in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula such as:  hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, exploring area beaches, hunting for agates and yooperlite, exploring old copper mines,  or just relaxing on the lovely wrap around porch taking in the view!

If you choose to stay with us during the fall months, feel free to grab a couple apples off the trees to create a delicious crisp or apple pie. So put down your phones, grab your gear, and enjoy this very adventurous area of Michigan that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Keep in mind, there are many stairs in the home-- both going up to the 2nd level and down to the street level. This may not be an ideal home for anyone with mobility concerns. We have 4 other cottages in Eagle Harbor with fewer steps.


Air Conditioning:  There is no air conditioning, but there are a couple ceiling fans and quite a few oscillating/window fans. A great breeze comes off the lake!

ATV's:  We are sorry, there are No ATVs allowed driven on the property. However, you can access the trail between the house next door and Lake Superior Bible Conference.

Animals:  Squirrels, raccoons, a variety of birds, eagles, deer, bear, fox, and wolves.

        Bathroom #1: main floor. Full Bathroom with shower only
        Bathroom #2: main floor. Half-bath with washer/dryer inside
Bathroom #3: upstairs. Full Bathroom with tub/shower

Beach/Swimming:  The public Eagle River Beach is just 3 blocks down the road (about a 5 minute walk). Parking is pretty casual by the beach.  There is a street that goes along the shoreline.

Bedroom Configurations:
            Bedroom #1: main floor Full
            Bedroom #2: upstairs  Queen Bed with an old fashioned-silk
Bedroom #3: upstairs   Full Bed
 Bedroom #4: upstairs   1 Twin Bed

Boats:  A marina can be found in Eagle Harbor, approximately 6 miles down the road.

Bugs:  Typical UP bugs. Toward the end of May/beginning of June, you will possibly find May flies (pretty light compared to other parts).

Cell phone service:  Verizon is good!  Up in Copper Harbor you will not get any service. Cell phone service can be frustrating at times.

              * Pictured Rocks: 5 hours
              * Marquette: 2 ½ hours
              * Copper Harbor: 25 minutes
              * Calumet: 30 minutes               
              * Michigan Tech: 45 minutes 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 5 hours

Dock:  There is no dock at this property

Drinking Water:  There is city water in Eagle River. There is also a faucet that has a filter.

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks:  Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace:  There is a propane fireplace in the main floor bedroom.

Fire-pit:  There is currently no fire pit at this property.

Fishing:  Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none provided at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.

Grill:  Propane Grill with propane provided.

Grocery Store:  General Phoenix Store is 3 minutes away (milk, eggs, beer, wine, ice). Two blocks from the house is also another small store that serves lunches and ice cream.

Internet:  Wi-Fi is available for guests.  

Linens:  Yes, we provide basic bedding, sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you before your arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking:  There is enough room for 3-4 cars to be parked.

Pets:  We are sorry, there are no pets allowed at this property. Enjoy the allergen-free space!

Privacy:  There are homes nearby. There is also a historic courthouse and a historic sheriff station nearby.

Stairs: Since it is an older home, the steps may be steeper than some are accustomed. Please use caution. This may not be the ideal place for guests with mobility challenges, although we have 4 cottages in Eagle Harbor that require fewer steps to navigate.

Snowmobiles:  No snowmobiles are allowed on property.

Space:  This is a 2 story home.

TelevisionsThere is one smart TV in the living room.

Towels:  Yes, we provide towels!  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  There is a washer & dryer located in the half bath & laundry soap is provided.



Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace -Gas (with Remote Control)
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Portable Fans
  • Radio
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $199.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Absolutely LOVE your beautiful home! You have perfected all the details for a perfect stay in a beautiful place, close to our heats! We're be back!
Oct 2023
Awesome house! Fitzgeralds and Harbor Haus were great. Beautiful fall colors as well!
Oct 2023
Amazing Sisters Getaway
Our sister getaway was an amazing amount of fun. We saw the beauty of the MI upper peninsula, and ate great food, watched a glorious sunset and laughed a lot! It was a perfect getaway! - The oldest and wisest sister, Debbie. Wonderful getaway! Love your amazing, super clean, rental! Would 100% stay here again. Thank you - Chris What a fantastic house! The decor is fabulously vintage and antique, to modern and functional. So much to look at and explore in the area too. Beautiful beaches and sunsets. Thank you! -Linda Ditto -Ruth
Oct 2023
Dragonfly cottage
Great home….very clean…..met all of our needs and located in just the right spot for our day trips. TY. ……. Highly recommend this cottage! 


Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay, William! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your stay, found the home to be very clean, and able to work well for exploring the area! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again 
Sep 2023
Fantastic vacation stay
What a charming and perfectly stocked home… we will be back! If you want to travel around the Keewenaw, you won’t find a better place to stay. Thank you!

Wendy, thank you for this lovely review.  We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return!
Aug 2023
Memorial Weekend
The house was clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the stay.


We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay, and found the house to be clean and well stocked, Raeann! Hopefully we can have you back for a future stay!
May 2023
5 stars
Great stay in a cute lakeside town. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Very clean and quiet. Highly recommend!


Hi Dan, we are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, as well as your time exploring the Eagle River area! Hopefully we will get the opportunity to host another stay with you in the future! 
Oct 2022
5 stars
My only suggestions are to offer better TV selections ( major networks) and an outside trash can to throw away indoor trash.


Hi Anthony, thank you for your suggestions. We truly appreciate any tips we can get to make our guests' stay more comfortable. It's good to know that everything else went well with your stay, and we hope to host you again in the future!
Oct 2022
Great Gals' Retreat
This cottage was super clean, which is top of my must list. It was well maintained and nicely updated. There was plenty of room. The porches were a treat. We were visited by a doe and her fawn toward evening. Home instructions were good with the exception of how to operate the tv. We look forward to staying again.


Hi Marylou! Though it is unfortunate to know the tv instructions could've been improved, we definitely appreciate you bringing this to your attention. We're delighted to know that you found the home clean, and comfortable for your stay, and would love to have a chance to host you again!
Sep 2022
Dragonfly cottage
Very beautiful home and setting. Perfect place to stay. Can't wait to stay again.


Hi Kimberly! Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Dragonfly cottage! We are delighted to know that for found the home to be the perfect place for a comfortable stay! We would love to have you back!
Aug 2022
Dragonfly Cottage - Eagle River
We had a great stay at Dragonfly Cottage! Well stocked, everything in good shape, very roomy. Only a couple of blocks to the shore of Lake Superior (and to Fitzgerald's Restaurant - which was amazingly good). Check-in and check-out were simple. Overall a wonderful experience. 


Thank you for sharing your review, Lee! We are glad the home was able to provide everything you may have needed for a great stay, and that you found the location ideal for getting to everything in the area! Hopefully we can have you back!
Aug 2022
Great stay!
Great place to stay! Very clean and we enjoyed the quiet sleep. Cool lake breeze at night made us feel like we were home. Hope to return soon.

Matt, thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you were able to rest and enjoy your time here. We look forward to your next visit!
Jul 2022
Great place for a family vacation!
This was a great house for our family vacation!! The location is perfect, walking distance to Eagle River falls and the beach. A short drive to Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor. We enjoyed hiking, seeing waterfalls, rock hunting and much more. This house is very clean, and I would highly recommend. We will likely be back again!! Thank you! 


Thank you for sharing your review Megan! The location really is great for those wanting to spend time in the upper Keweenaw! It's so great to know that the home was able to live up to any expectations that were initially set, and that you would be interested in returning; we'd love to have you back! 
Jul 2022
5 stars
It was very comfortable and welcoming, we would stay there again! Thank you so much!

Heidi, we're glad that you were comfortable, and we would love to have you stay again.
Jun 2022
5 stars
We enjoyed staying at the cottage. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, especially the kitchen. The cottage was the perfect location for our travels around the UP of Michigan. We would suggest getting queen or king beds for the double beds in two of the bedrooms. Most couples now have queen or king beds for sleeping and would prefer that size!

Lynda, we're glad that Dragonfly Cottage worked out so well for you.  We'll pass on your bedding suggestion to the owners.  We hope to work with you again!
Oct 2021
Beautiful older home
The home is wonderfully comfortable. It was delightly clean. Comfortable beds. My only concern was the hall stairs. Very steep. Hope to return. Thank you! Susan from Louisiana

Susan, we'd love to have you come back and visit.  Louisianans are always welcome in Michigan!
Oct 2021
5 stars
Perfect accomodations for my family.


Susan, we're glad that Dragonfly Cottage was perfect for your family, and we hope you come back again
Aug 2021
Great front porch
House is very cute and we enjoyed the porch the most! Had a great relaxing vacation with the whole family. Great location for kids and adults.


Sarah, we're glad that you vacationed with us and enjoyed the porch so much!  Summer vacations and relaxing go hand in hand, and we'd love to help you relax again.
Jul 2021
Great owners. Flexible, responsive and have a great place. Wish we had more time to enjoy it. We will be back.
Jun 2021

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